[plt-scheme] Definitive Intro to Scheme?

From: Anton van Straaten (anton at appsolutions.com)
Date: Mon Mar 22 15:29:28 EST 2004

> Is there one such source that can be considered the definitive answer
> to an intro to Scheme?

For an intro, the inimitable Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days qualifies:

You can also find it in the DrScheme Help Desk.  Search for 'fixnum'.  The
Help Desk bills it as "For programmers with lots of experience in other

It is not as in-depth as some of the reference and textbooks out there, but
it is certainly a good intro.

Probably the definitive reference book about the Scheme language itself is
"The Scheme Programming Language":

It might serve as an intro, but I can't speak from personal experience.

Then there's "How to Design Programs":

...which is PLT's "Introduction to Programming and Computing", which teaches
you the right way to program, which necessarily involves using Scheme.  ;)


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